Cains is a leading independent offshore law firm, with a reputation built through sustained provision of high-quality work by our staff at response times expected by the global market.  CAL is registered as a designated business (legal profession) with the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority (“FSA”) and is supervised by the Isle of Man Law Society.  Cains Corporate Services Limited (‘CCSL’) is a leading Trust and Corporate Service Provider, licensed by the FSA to conduct Class 4 and 5 business, which provides a range of services tailored to clients’ needs.  In addition to CAL and CCSL, the Cains Group of companies (the ‘Group’) also currently includes Cains Listing Services Limited, a Category 1 and 2 Member of The International Stock Exchange (‘TISE’), approved by TISE to act as Listing Agent and Sponsor for the listing of both bonds and equities on TISE.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Compliance Officer to join our Risk and Compliance team.

If you have considerable practical experience and technical Risk & Compliance knowledge and are ready for a new challenge and personal growth, we would love to hear from you. The successful candidate will assist in designing, maintaining, and delivering the robust and pragmatic systems and controls required to ensure that the Group remains fully compliant with all relevant regulations. The role may progress to include the responsibilities of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (R15).

Essential requirements:

  • Degree or Diploma level qualification in Risk Management, Compliance, Governance or similar
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in a Risk Management, Compliance, Financial Crime Prevention role or similar with a strong record of performance
  • A self-starter with the ability to make decisions and use own initiative within the scope of regulatory requirements, policy and procedures
  • An-depth understanding of domestic regulation, particularly the Financial Services Rule Book, AML/CFT Code and Handbook
  • A working knowledge of international regulatory initiatives which impact the Isle of Man
  • A collaborative team player
  • A strong and clear communicator able to develop and maintain strong and collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Accomplished presenter to internal, and external audiences
  • An expert understanding of data protection would be highly desirable

What does the candidate need to demonstrate?

To meet the demands of this varied and challenging role, you will be a self-motivated high-achiever who thrives on the ability to make decisions. Being self-disciplined, hard-working and organised, you will produce work of a high quality within tight timescales. Committed to providing first-class client service and with your excellent communication skills, you will be able to identify your clients’ needs. You will be a good listener and commercially-minded with an honest, resilient, realistic and pragmatic approach.  You will possess a comprehensive understanding of local regulations and regulatory requirements, compliance and risk mitigation knowledge.

Additionally, you will embrace working within a collaborative team.

The rewards

In return for sharing your skills and experience, we can offer you a competitive salary and an excellent opportunity for growth and development in your career within a progressive and people-centric business.

If you would like apply for this position or learn more about this opportunity please email